RECENT ARTICLES
  • Texas Gov. Unswayed by 'Bathroom Bill' Opponents

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    Criticism of the proposed Senate Bill 6 in Texas continues to grow along with concerns about the potential economic fallout that could result from the bill due to a loss of tourism-based revenue. A drastic fallout was seen in North Carolina after the implementation of a similar law, the controversial HB2.

  • CSU Investigation Details Coach's Abusive Behavior

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    Colorado State University has released a 90-page report detailing an investigation into the atmosphere among the men’s basketball team and administration under head coach Larry Eustachy.

  • Family of Drowning Victim Reaches Settlement

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    The family of Jonathan Proce, 21-year-old victim of cardiac arrest while underwater at Lyons Pool in Tompkinsville, N.Y., has reached a court settlement with the city for $600,000.

  • Groups Urge California to Regulate Athletic Trainers

    by Jason Scott February 2017

    In an environment where more states are passing laws requiring practicing athletic trainers to be licensed, there’s one state that has an unusually low barrier to entry for would-be athletic trainers: California.

  • Proposed Texas Law a Threat to Tourism

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    The NFL took a strong position on Friday in a public announcement countering proposed Texas legislation that would require transgender persons to use public restrooms corresponding to their biological sex rather than their chosen gender, saying the bill may prevent the league from hosting future Super Bowls in Texas, per The Huffington Post.

  • Baylor Coach Arrested; Supporters Demand Reform

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    On Tuesday, a letter was issued to the Baylor University school board by the Bears for Leadership Reform, a group composed of thousands of Baylor supporters, voicing concern over the effectiveness of university leadership as allegations continue to surface among athletics department students and staff. The letter was signed by 14 former Baylor regents, 3 of whom have served as chairman of the board.

  • Baylor Produces Text Evidence; Briles Drops Libel Suit

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    A new lawsuit was filed Thursday by seven Baylor officials, several school regents and the interim university president among them, accusing former head football coach Art Briles and other members of the athletics administration of conspiring to keep hidden multiple counts of athlete misconduct.

  • NBA, Colleges React to Executive Order on Travel

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    An executive order signed into effect on Friday suspending the United States Refugee Program a minimum of 120 days and banning entry to nationals of seven “countries of concern” for a minimum of 90 days has worried many international companies, among them the NBA and a number of American universities who have welcomed international students.

  • New Hampshire School Board Okays Transgender Policy

    by Paul Steinbach January 2017

    A school board committee in Keene, N.H., has signed off on a plan to protect students who identify as transgender or gender nonconforming, becoming the latest to address a growing issue facing educators nationwide.

    According to The Keene Sentinel, the policy as proposed allows, on a case-by-case basis, for transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with the gender they identify with.

    School board chairman Edward Murdough said he “wasn’t too concerned” that transgender students competing in interscholastic athletics — for example, a transgender girl playing on a girls’ team — would evolve into a fairness issue. Murdough added that final judgment on interscholastic athletics policy is ultimately governed by the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association, which allows teams to protest if they think competition is unfair, the Sentinel reported.

    From AB: Designing Public Locker Rooms with an Eye on Privacy

    School districts nationwide aren’t obligated to create a policy specifically protecting transgender students — just to prevent “discrimination based on a student’s gender identity, including discrimination based on a student’s transgender status,” according to a May 13 letter co-signed by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education, the Sentinel reported. The letter states failing to prevent discrimination on those grounds are in violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

    Many of the nationally controversial policy points, such as locker room and athletic competition clauses, are mostly the same between a sample policy — issued in 2015 by the New Hampshire School Boards Association as a guideline — and the one proposed in Keene.

  • Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) group and the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA) Joint Response regarding 30% Protein Rule

    by Contributors: Randy Bird, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS, Amy Bragg, RD, CSSD, LD, Amy Freel, MS, RD, Christine Karpinski, PhD, RD, CSSD, LDN, Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, CSSD, Travis Thomas, PhD, RD, CSSD, LD, and Kelly White, MS, RD, CSSD, LD January 2017

    Background:

    Discussion at the December 2014 Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports (CSMAS) meeting included consideration of the dietary protein needs of collegiate student-athletes. The Committee requested a joint response from the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) group and the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA) regarding the state of the science and the state of practice within collegiate athletics on student-athlete dietary protein needs.